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Live Smart by Dan Dumas

UnknownThe habits you form right now can last a lifetime. Almost each and every one of us has seen that at least once or twice. If not in ourselves, then in someone else. The habits you form now can make or break you later on in life.

Dan Dumas, knowing this, set out to help young people grow in wisdom. Thus, Live Smart.

I didn’t want this book at first. There was an adult coloring book that I thought looked awesome. Instead, for some reason, I asked for Live Smart. And I got it.

And I was not disappointed.

Dan Dumas took Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and James and condensed it down into a 137 page book of comprehensible wisdom to anyone willing to read it. Using stories from his own life, stories and verses from the Bible, he helps to decipher the wisdom books of the Bible and give you wisdom to make good habits to last you for the rest of your life.

Would I recommend this book?

Absolutely! Two thumbs up!

I’d say this is for kids Jr. High and up. Adults, you too. Dan Dumas doesn’t water things down, but he does make it understandable. If you’re having difficulties with the wisdom books of the Bible, definitely check this book out. If you aren’t having difficulties with the wisdom books, check it out anyways. If you’ve never even read the wisdom books, well, still check this book out. 😀

Happy reading folks! This is one book that you will not want to miss out on reading.

*I received a free copy of this book from Bethany Publishers in exchange for an honest review*


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Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson

TracesOfGuiltIt’s a cold case murder mystery that cops are trying to solve… of course I’m going to pick it up and read it! It helps that it also has an amazing cover like this.

Ann Falcon is being cryptic again, Josh thinks, as she explains that an old friend, Grace, is coming back to town. She’s going to ask a favor and she’s going to need Josh to be there for her.

Evie Blackwell is coming to town as part of a test trial for the state to try and solve cold cases. There are two in Carin County: a six year old girl who went missing at a motel and a missing Deputy family. She aims to solve both of them during her two week vacation. Continue reading “Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson”

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Distinctly You by Cheryl Martin

Ok, sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been taking a bit of a break and focusing on life. 😛 I do have a couple book reviews that need to be posted, so you’ll see those around. Then I might take another break.


DistinctlyYouDistinctly You’s slogan is ‘trading comparison and competition for freedom and fulfillment’. I saw that and loved it. Comparison is such a hard subject for girls, especially teenage girls still trying to find their place, and competition? Yeah, I’m the oldest in of four girls and my cowboy lifestyle is mainly male oriented. I’m pretty competitive. LOL. Continue reading “Distinctly You by Cheryl Martin”

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K: King’s Folly by Jill Williamson


Note to parents: the content in this book might be inappropriate for your children. You might want to look over it before letting your children read it.

The gods are angry.

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers–everything pints to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son Prince Wilek thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful First Arm of Armania.

When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to have his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?

Continue reading “K: King’s Folly by Jill Williamson”

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Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering

DressedForDeathRemember when I told you that I signed up for Bethany House Publisher Blogger Review Program? (Yeah, yeah, long title. But’s it worth it!) Well, this is the book I got from them! (Yay!) Dressed for Death…y’all know how I like mystery/murder/suspense, right? So I saw the title and knew it was the book for me!

I haven’t read the beginning of this series yet, but after reading this one, I know that I will.

Drew and Madeline Farthering have been married for six months. For their ‘anniversary’, Madeline talks Drew into going to a Regency-era house party. Drew isn’t excited about it, but he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep Madeline happy. Continue reading “Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering”